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Noam Chomsky: COVID-19 Has Exposed the U.S. Under Trump as a “Failed State”

Just keeping to the current COVID-19 crisis, it is remarkable to see how little attention has been given to his sadistic assault against poor and suffering people around the world in pursuit of his goal of enhancing his electoral prospects

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Medea Benjamin: Trump Must Choose Between a Global Ceasefire and America’s Long Lost Wars

Like his predecessors from Truman to Obama, Trump has been caught in the trap of America’s blind, deluded militarism

Robert Koehler: Policing and the Sanctity of Life

Social order requires complex understanding of the human condition, far, far more than it requires a tough-guy swagger, handcuffs and a gun

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Jonathan Cook: Welcome to the Era of the Great Disillusionment

With a media in place that truly holds politicians to account and celebrates scientists for their contributions to collective knowledge, not their usefulness to corporate enrichment—we would not need to worry about the safety of our communications systems or medicines

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Don Fitz: Can We Simultaneously Oppose Bayer/Monsanto’s Biotechnology and Support Cuba’s Interferon Alpha 2B?

Making a distinction between the biotechnology of Bayer/Monsanto and Cuba requires understanding the difference between bioimperialism and biosolidarity. Imperialism subdues. Biosolidarity empowers

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Noam Chomsky: Bosses Are Making Coronavirus Worse, for Their Benefit

We should recognize that unless we get to the roots of this pandemic, it’s going to recur, probably in worse form, simply because of the manipulations of the capitalist system which are trying to create circumstances in which it will be worse, for their benefit

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Jeremy Brecher: “Make the Damn Masks!”

There have been at least 45 walkouts for coronavirus protection already and there is growing talk of a nationwide strike to force the government to act

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Rebecca Gordon: The Future May Be Female

Photo by Diegyms/Shutterstock.com   Before I found myself “sheltering in place,” this article was to be about women’s actions around the world to mark March 8th, International Women’s Day. From Pakistan to Chile, women in their millions filled the streets, demanding that we be able to control our bodies and our lives. Women came out Read more…

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Kevin Zeese: The Era Of Mass Strikes Begins On May 1, First Day Of General Strike Campaign

  On Friday, May 1, an ongoing General Strike campaign begins. This campaign could become the most powerful movement in the United States and reset the national agenda. It comes when the failures of the U.S. political system have been magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic, which triggered an economic collapse in a presidential election year. Read more…

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Badri Raina: Leadership During Coronavirus Times

The real test of leadership has, however,  always been how they choose to meet national exigencies that tend to be born of divisive  perceptions and prejudices—times when bringing about national unity is of utmost importance and far harder to obtain

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